GORHAM – You do indeed pass a small, reeds-ringed pond when you follow the private drive to this pleasantly secluded home in a woodsy neighborhood of very few houses. But the smallness pretty much ends with the pond.

Open and spacious are two key words with this 2009 house, which sits on two acres and at 2,362 square feet is not huge, but rather just as big as it should be. Single-level, and top-quality-built; finely finished, completely custom, and super-efficient, the home features a wonderful great room measuring 29 feet wide by 38 feet deep. It is a room designed to bring families together, and to entertain in.

In one corner is the kitchen, whose stainless GE Profile appliances include both a wall oven and a four-burner gas range. The curved island with dining overhang, and other surfaces, here and in the handy butler’s pantry with sink, are granite. Cabinetry is hickory, and abundant.

The great room’s inside-wall alcove offers a perfect media space, and can accommodate a very big screen indeed. Beside the door, there is a chimney in the wall; many buyers would add a wood stove or gas stove to create a hearth.

There’s plenty more space for a second sitting area, and a kids’ play area. The dining space can hold a very long table, and opens out to a back deck that runs the length of the house, where there’s a hot tub at the far end.

Down the center hall, a full bath (with laundry) serves bedrooms two and three. In the east wing, the private master suite has two walk-in closets with built-ins, and a bath with both a jetted tub and a shower enclosure.

The full basement is open, its expanse beneath 9-foot ceilings uninterrupted by posts. Heat (six zones) is radiant throughout, basement and garage included. The latter has 10-foot doors, a great workshop area with built-ins, a sink, and a 12-foot overhang for a tractor and other equipment. The setup is ideal for a contractor.

The home at 60 Small Pond Road, Gorham, is listed for sale at $379,000 by Connie Howe of Alliance Realty in Westbrook. Taxes are $5,377 (2016). For more information or to arrange a showing, please contact Connie at 232-9108, 874-7653 or at [email protected].


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